West Ham kick off pre-season with a bit of Posh

The pre-season gets underway tonight, with the Hammers taking a short trip to Peterborough United for their first friendly and first game under new manager Avram Grant.  These games will be crucial for the manager to get to know his players and see where more improvements are made.

The only addition Hammers fans are likely to see is Thomas Hitzlsperger, with other Hammers targets Nemy and Barrera yet to put the finishing touches to their supposed moves to Upton Park.  According the Peterborough website, fans will be able to see Faubert, Noble,Cole, Mccarthy and Tomkins amongst others, so it sounds like a few first teamers will be around. 

The site also says tickets will be available on the gate, more details here and preview on official Hammers site here